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Old 02-19-20, 08:57 PM
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Pretty sweet in its past life too. Did you keep the old parts?
I have the shifters and rear derailleur still, everything else was moved to other projects throughout the years. The paint was perfect condition but the top tube cable guides were dented up with bad rust and paint chipping. I removed the cable guides and downtube shifter mounts with the intention of replacing them with cable stops but but like most of my projects it went to the back burner. Eventually I will finish it and replace the dropouts with horizontal ones that also have the derailleur hanger. I will say that even though it has contemporary components the best upgrade I did to it was to replace the stock 4130 unicrown fork with a sloping crown Reynolds 531 from an old Trek I had.

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That Holdsworth is pure class. It must be a repaint, yes?
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
That Holdsworth is pure class. It must be a repaint, yes?
Thanks, you are too kind

And no, it is not a repaint. The frame is from PlanetX/On One's pretty recent revival of Holdsworth...
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Old 02-21-20, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
Thanks, you are too kind

And no, it is not a repaint. The frame is from PlanetX/On One's pretty recent revival of Holdsworth...
Oh, OK, I thought it was vintage. Whatever it is, I like it.
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Oh, OK, I thought it was vintage. Whatever it is, I like it.
Thanks again - I guess that means I accomplished my goal to build it...err...retro-ish(?)
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Here's my current daily driver. I think tomorrow's actually gonna be my last ride on it before the wheelset and bars get pulled to go on my Leader. Peep the super tarck heavy alloy 3 spoke, which will hopefully be going away as soon as I decide on a new wheelset. I thought about using the other Miche but I really would prefer having a brake track on the front since I commute. What's Bikeforums' opinion on brakeless fixed gears?
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What's Bikeforums' opinion on brakeless fixed gears?
We've beaten this to death countless times as you might image. It's a bit of a contentious issue, but I'm happy to report that we've actually unanimously decided to ride with brakes!!!
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Yeah I figured it was contentious. I think I may try the Leader brakeless before I start commuting on it just to say I did it, but for safety's sake and the fact that I can't skid worth a damn, I imagine it'll end up keeping it's front brake.
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Yeah skidding has helped w that IME haha
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Back to the drop bars...
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Back to the drop bars...
Love the pink hubs! Perfect. Is that WTB saddle an MTB saddle? I've heard good things about them. I love my Big Block, and I love what they did with the color that year.
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Love the pink hubs! Perfect. Is that WTB saddle an MTB saddle? I've heard good things about them. I love my Big Block, and I love what they did with the color that year.
It's the Silverado, which is kind of an all-purpose saddle according to their write-up. I picked it up on the cheap years ago and have yet to find a saddle I like more. And yeah, I love the paint on this iteration of the Big Block. I got mine when stock was dwindling and my LBS got basically the last 58 that All-City had lying around at headquarters. Really glad I was able to snag it.
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Just got my Kilo WT back from powdercoat. Made some minor tweaks: Soma seatpost, Stronglight chainguard, H Plus Sons wheelset, 43c gravelkings.

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Just got my Kilo WT back from powdercoat. Made some minor tweaks: Soma seatpost, Stronglight chainguard, H Plus Sons wheelset, 43c gravelkings.

Riding tomorrow for sure!


I love that color, nice choice. I have a green road bike and love it. I put a green Brooks saddle on mine, the B-17 that has the big copper rivets and rails. It goes very nicely.
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I love that color, nice choice. I have a green road bike and love it. I put a green Brooks saddle on mine, the B-17 that has the big copper rivets and rails. It goes very nicely.
No leather for me, but thanks. Got a shot outside today!

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What frame is that?
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No leather for me, but thanks. Got a shot outside today!

Really needs a head badge. You should consider making one or having one made for you. I've seen some custom jobs that are really cool.
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Really needs a head badge. You should consider making one or having one made for you. I've seen some custom jobs that are really cool.
Yeah waiting on one from VeloCals.
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What frame is that?
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